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>> i'm will thomas. our neighbors to the northeast will feel the impact of that monster storm overnight. people in the path are urged to get prepared to be snowed in. many schools in new england have been closed for tomorrow. hundreds of flights have canceled. the fox 5 weather team is all over this for you. we start with sue palka with more on the effects that will be felt here at hope. >> we are getting lucky -- home. >> we are getting lucky with that one. think back three years ago to when we were dealing with back to back blizzards. that's what they're getting ready for in new england tonight. let me show you where the system is now, two pieces, a southern branch that will be a major player, but the moisture you see over chicago will also play a big part because those two pieces will get together and form one gigantic storm. the reason it won't happen for us is it will be too far north when those two storms phase together. we are going to book end friday
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with some wintery precip. as we look at radar just down to our south we have light rain moving toward our area. when this begins across the region probably after midnight, it could be a little bit of sleet or freezing rain and we do have some advisories to tell you about. we'll have blizzard warnings in effect for, oh, my, massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island and all those pink areas are winter storm warnings, but we're most worried about the blizzard warning and what about this? we have some winter weather advisories from midnight until 10 a.m. in loudoun county, frederick, northern fauquier. you may get maybe 1/2-inch of a little combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight before it changes to light rain only. this is not our storm, so we'll be fortunate to see it will be a little messy mix for some areas early in the morning and then just some light rain. now we want to talk about what it's going to be doing in new
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england. the most snow bost upon has ever had is 27 -- boston has ever had is 27 1/2 inches. gary mcgrady, you think they'll get that tomorrow? >> especially, sue, west of boston looks to be the bull's eye. could boston get the most snow they've ever had from one single storm? it depends i think the track of the storm and if they do mix some rain into this if the storm gets too close to the coast. this is tomorrow at 7:00. listen, if you have travel plans up to the northeast, if you're not there early, early tomorrow morning, i really think you can forget about it because new york will be closed down. so is boston, anywhere in between. you watch the storm move up the coast. it looks like rain and a mix at the coast. as you go inland, it's going to be snowing and blowing and blizzard conditions. this will last probably some 12 to 18 hours of solid snow for the folks up to the north and northeast and at times the heaviest snow there could be as
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as 2 to 3 inches per hour. so definitely blizzard conditions throughout new england. you see from boston back to the west into central massachusetts down towards providence, that's the bull's eye where there could be 18 to 24 inches of snow, locally a bit more heavy. as we come down to the southeast towards new york city still forecasting between 8 inches and a foot there. this will linger into saturday morning and then the wind is going to kick up as well. this will end up not only being an epic storm, but it's going to be a very dawning russ storm. impact will be felt for weeks -- dangerous storm. impact will be felt for weeks up that way. >> at home you can track the forecast 24/7 with the fox 5 weather app. if you can't get to a tv, we're now streaming our newscasts live on your smartphone. log onto for more information. the owner of a lorton's sub
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shop that was seriously burned in an explosion in his place is home tonight speaking out about the crime. lawrence reese says he can't say four certain what happened, but now he refuses to believe that anyone would want to harm him. audrey barnes talked with him tonight and joins us now. >> lawrence reese is one of the nicest people you would ever have the pleasure to meet. if you're hungry and don't have money, he'll feed you. he waves hello and good-bye of time he sees you, not just some of the time. all those good deeds couldn't ward off the danger that nearly took his life. fairfax county police and fire investigators say the blaze that damaged this lorton sub shop was intentionally set. >> 3rd, 4th degree burns. >> reporter: the owner barely made it out alive. >> all i remember is this big hail of fire hitting me. i thought it was coming from the bathroom. >> reporter: witnesses at the thrift store next to reese's shop said a man asked to use
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the bathroom and was denied. some think he may have slipped into the sub shop and the set it on fire possibly with a molotov cocktail that backfired. reese says he never saw anyone, but clearly wasn't alone in the shop. >> either somebody stepped on me running in this blaze of fire or dragged me to the doorway. >> reporter: not before he was severely burned. >> now you have burns down your arm, down your back, across your face. somebody was trying to hurt you. >> i don't have that kind of enemies. >> reporter: but his shop has been targeted before. a week after he stopped a guy from painting graffiti on a doctor's office someone painted up his shop. in october a vandal got in through the attic and ransacked the shop. each time he reopened and continued to serve up his steak and cheese sandwiches with a smile. >> you can come in here any given time and be in your worst mood and grunt while i'm trying to talk to you, but before you
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leave we're going to be talking and you're going to be like i can't wait to come back and try that there or something like that and i'll say yup, i knew it or whatever the case may be. >> reporter: as i recovers at home orb feat his motto -- he recovers at home underneath his motto on the wall live, laugh, love this father of five is vowing to on the shop once again that he just finished remodeling in december. >> it's the way i wanted it. i've been working on it. somebody comes in and says why you changing things? i tweak it to get perfection. >> lawrence reese is perfection to people who know and love him in that community. this is a joint police and fire investigation. so far no arrests. anyone with information is asked to call crime solvers. >> a survivor indeed. thank you. developing now across california to nevada down to mexico a manhunt is underway for a man accused of killing three people and promising nor. the accused killer is a former -- more. the accused killer is a former
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cop seeking revenge on the law enforcement community. authorities found his burned out truck and footprints in the snow outside los angeles, but now he's still on the run. we'll begin with what we know and then we're bringing in a local police chief to talk about this case. a fired los angeles cop now a suspected killer, the 33-year- old once sworn to serve and protect is christopher dorner considered armed, extremely dangerous and willing to kill anyone. police say he's terrorizing law enforcement in southern california bent on revenge for being terminated. >> of course, he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary especially to the police officers involved. >> reporter: police say dorner is the suspect in the murders of an assistant college basketball coach, monica quan, and her fiance.
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they were sitting in their car at their l.a. condo complex when it happened. turns out quan was the daughter of a retired happened captain who represented dorner at the board of rights hearing that led to his firing for making false statements. police say the killings were carried out in an active revenge outlined in a lengthy manifesto dorner post online blaming quan's father for losing his job back in 2008. in part of the post dorner writes he knew he would be vilified by the lapd and that unfortunately this is a necessary evil that i do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the lapd and reclaim my name. he went on to write, "i will utilize every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training i've been given. you have misjudged a sleeping giant." detectives also believe dorner is the gunman in the shooting of a police officer in corona,
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california. a bullet grazed an officer's head there and in nearby riverside police say dorner ambushed two officers on routine patrol at a stoplight and opened fire using a rifle. one died and the other is seriously hurt. >> this is a vendetta against all of southern california law enforcement. >> reporter: the names of several officers and their family members are being withheld because dorner made it clear he considers police and their families fair game. so how does a manhunt like this work? we're joined now live by montgomery county police chief thomas maker manger. chief, good to have -- manger. chief, good to have you with us tonight. you were police consider fairfax county during the serial sniper shootings .
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>> i'm sure in this case everyone is working together. you've got to work together and share information so that you can hopefully get a resolution as quickly as possible. >> the accused, christopher dorner, is promising to do more harm. this guy knows the tactics and training of police. john alan mohammed was a member of the military. i'm sure this complicates things for you. >> it does, but there's three kind of searches going on simultaneously right now you've got the very public search, i guess you'd call it the be on the lookout search where the public and law enforcement are looking to see if they can spot this man whether in a car or in public. you've got a targeted search by investigators who are following up on what i'm sure are hundreds of tips coming in from the public about sightings or maybe information they have about this individual and then you've got a more stealth search that's going on as well
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where you've got folks that don't look like police officers that are hoping that they can spot this individual before he spots them. >> let's talk about that public appeal. i imagine besides using the media as a tool, you would even use say electronic billboards, if possible. >> i'm sure there's many strategies that are being used. in fact, even in the 10 years since the sniper case the technology has come a long way in terms of providing additional tools that law enforcement can use to hopefully track this individual down. >> well, good insight. montgomery county police chief thomas manger, thanks for weighing in on the search for a killer in california. we are all hoping they get this guy soon. >> absolutely. certainly our condolences go out to the families of those officers that were slain. >> i share that with you, sir. thank you. for decades football fans have been singing hail to the redskins, but some people say it's time for the team to change its name.
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coming up hear both sides of the debate and we also want to hear your comments. >> coming up on the news edge at 11:00 some california senators are paying up as they're making a friend -- after making a friendly wager on the super bowl. stay with us. fox 5 news at 10:00 just getting started. 
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what's in name? a whole lot of controversy for the redskins with a whole lot of people calling the name demeaning and racial. today there was a meeting at the smithsonian museum of the national indian. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> it's been a debate that's waged for years. many fine the name offensive, but others say -- find the name offensive, but others say it shows respect to native americans. hate or an honor? washington football team's name prosecuted by a panel of speakers at a day long forum thursday. >> when we get to that place where we start chastising our friends, relatives and
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neighbors for using that word making it unacceptable, that's when things will change. >> reporter: the discussion on stereotypes drawing a diverse crowd most supportive of name change. >> it is personal to us in knowing it's a big deal. i feel like we should just get the information out more. >> the connection with the african american experience and slavery, all of it really comes down to touching at the heart and making a difference person to person. >> reporter: they equate the team's use of an indian sports mascot to a black faced character considered racially offensive to the african americans. >> this is the n word and how can you sit up on the podium by the judge people yelling and screaming the n word basically and cheering? how can you do that in the nation's capital? >> reporter: it's an issue washington's lifelong football fan andre holland said he never thought about until attending the forum wearing a team hat and said he was challenged what the team name meant. >> i'm not a racist person, so
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who am i to keep wearing something like this and it means something racist? who am i? washington redskins, i in every knew that. >> reporter: over the years the team owners opposed the name change citing tradition, but others say money is the real reason. washington's football team is one of the highest grossing teams in the league. panelists are urging people to take several measures to push change including boycotting the team and its sponsors, protesting and simply stopping the use of what they call the r word. it's been successful in other places and hope for the same victory here. >> the redskins organization is not responding to the forum or demands for a name change. in the last decade 2/3 of sports teams using native american names or logos have changed them. >> the name that remains controversial, thanks. we want to hear your thoughts on. this we posted the question on our facebook page. here it is. washington redskins an offensive name or part of a tradition? chris wrote they've had that name almost 80 years, so why
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now are people offended? people need to get over it because it's not going to change. michelle brings up this point. it would cost me a small fortune to buy all new memorabilia. the sake of my wallet, please keep it the same. we want to hear your thought. find us on facebook at my fox d.c. d.c. council member jim graham violated the city's code of conduct is the conclusion of the d.c. ethics board. members say they don't have the authority to punish graham but say he broke the voters' trust when he interfered with the awarding of a lottery contract in '08 saying it reeked of pay to play politics. the spokesman for graham called the findings disappointing and unfair because the council member has no opportunity to rebut the allegations. another big story, it was a fiery start to the confirmation hearing for president obama's pick to run the cia. protesters disrupted proceedings for john brennan as he began his testimony before the senate intelligence
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committee. fox 5's top top was at the hearing. the -- top top was at the hearing. the -- tom fitzgerald was at the hearing. >> tom brennan brennan and his 25 years at the cia has made him a target of anti-protests who say he is the architect of the cia's unmanned drone program and it did not take long to hear those protesters. >> all right. we will stop again. >> i speak for the mothers in yemen, pakistan, somalia and -- >> that was one of several interruptions of brennan's testimony by the anti-war group code pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al
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awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american airliner last year and his crist mayday attempt in 2009. -- christmas day attempt in 2009. >> when mr. al-asiri is brought to work it will be because of the work done in the past number of years by some very brave americans in the cia and some other places. >> despite the protests brennan's nomination is expected to sail through the u.s. senate. if confirmed, he will replace former cia director david petraeus who resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer. what are you reading these days? coming up why d.c. resident are being called some of the best
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are you the type who likes to curl up with a good book on a cold night like this? there's a new study out that says d.c. is the most literate city in america. the honor comes with a healthy dose of irony as fox 5's beth parker shows us. >> i think that's really cool. >> i'm excited. >> obviously we're extremely flattered. >> reporter: flattered that so many d.c. residents are letting books take them on a journey. lacey dunham works for politics and prose bookstore. she is so excited by a book she read by the writer jasmine ward. >> it gives me chills to think about it because it's so wonderful. >> reporter: that enthusiasm is contagious. a new study says the residents of d.c. are more literate than their counterparts in any other city than america. >> we're wonderfully loyal to
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us and the printed word in general. >> i read a lot, yes. >> it's true, too, people that you meet at work, people are very well read. >> reporter: researchers measured things like how many bookstores a city has, how many people still read the newspaper and how much education people get. at 14th and v northwest inside the restaurant and bookstore busboys and poets -- >> it's mentally stimulating. i've seen a lot of book readings here. i come specifically for that. >> reporter: readers we talked with agree it's rather iron make d.c. would be named the most lit -- ironic that d.c. would be named the most literate city in america when last year less than half, 45 elementary school kids were reading at grade level. >> it's terrifying. it is completely debilitating to think that we haven't figured out a way to gauge the performance of our school
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system and our teachers. >> i don't think people realize it's such a big issue around here. >> the money that we spend on building stadiums and putting all these high rises up, build a library. >> reporter: that's a tale still being told. in washington beth parker, fox 5 news. 18 women in virginia say they've been grabbed by the same stranger. we have a new picture of the suspect coming up. >> and the man convicted of killing chandra levy back in court, the judge's decision about secret information prosecutors don't want the public to see. >> if you see a story we should look into, 202-895-3000. send your tips to we'll be back. great car interi? stop looking at car interiors. get inspired by other stuff. yep. yep. ok. sure. why not? woah. touchscreens. put that in your dash. now, luxury stuff. make your seats like that. that thing has wifi, why doesn't your car? you can't do that. ignore that guy. give it wifi. yes! make it fit 5 people. no, 5 actual sized people.
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. fairfax county police say the serial fondler has struck again and they have a new sketch they want you to see. this is the guy they're looking for. after 18 indents in and around
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springfield all which of have the same suspect description and the same m.o. he comes from behind, gropes the women, then takes off. the attacks started in september. he's previously been described as having a beard. now is he described as having either acne on his face or shaving bumps. if you've seen him, fairfax county police want you to call. secret information in the chandra levy case going to stay secret for a while. a d.c. judge ruled today the information will remain sealed until at least april. fox 5's paul wagner has details on the latest developments in the case that's captured national attention for more than a decade. >> reporter: ingmar guandique sat at the defense table and listened to proceedings flue a spanish interpreter. u.s. marshals brought him from a federal prison in alabama where he is serving a 60 year sentence for killing chandra levy. he looks somewhat different from the days during the trial. his head is shaved and he has a tattoo on his head.
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investigators say it's an image of the degrees. guandique and his attorneys are -- of the devil. guandique and his attorneys are privy to the information prosecutors developed and want it released to the public. in fact, it was the defense that filed the appeal denied today. what's at issue are two bench conferences, one that went on for two hours that have been placed under seal by the judge. in court today judge fisher said he was told prosecutors they have until early april to resolve the issue before he makes a ruling. guandique wants a new trial and his attorneys have delayed filing an appeal until this issue is resolved. patrick caroan is an attorney hired by the news media. >> we don't believe that the court is providing adequate consideration and weight to the significant first amendment rights of access and the public's right to know what is going on in these important proceedings. we're troubled that the court
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seems to indicate that redacted versions of pleadings and filings and transcripts that have already been created and are in the court file are under seal. >> reporter: what we know from the record is prosecutors learned this new information and met with the judge in open court on december 18th, but little of that hearing was on the record. paul wagner, fox 5 news. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral of the murdered chicago teenager who performed at president obama's second inauguration. funeral services for hadiya pendleton will be held saturday. police say the drum majorette was speaking with a group of friends last week in the park across the street from her chicago prep school when she was shot in the back by a stray bullet. so far no arrests in the case, but it's brought renewed attention to chicago's murder rate and the debate over gun violence across america. ray lewis is retiring, but you'll still see him around baltimore. why he may be a permanent fixture around the ravens
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stadium coming up. a shopping spree to kick off the year, retail sales rising more than expected in january. consumers taking advantage of some early season discounts from retailers, but shoppers aren't pulling out plastic because revolving debt including credit cards falling at the end of the year, but consumers are taking on more debt for things like student and car loans pushing overall borrowing to the highest level ever. meantime worker productivity contracting in the final three months of last year. it was the first time productivity shrank in nearly two years and for some workers it's better late than never. a new survey saying 1/4 of all employees are late to work at least once a month. three out of 10 people saying traffic is the main reason for being tardy, but the survey also cites some unique excuses including one employee dropping
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fans might see him around the m&t bank stadium even after he's gone. the team owner is considering putting up a statue of lewis on the stadium grounds. he thinks lewis set himself apart in baltimore sports history. lewis will join espn as an analyst and in case you're wondering head coach john harbaugh says lewis hasn't expressed any interest in coaching. who can forget that stunt, right? beyonce's super bowl halftime show was indeed big, but it didn't quite grab last year's halftime ratings. madonna's performance in super bowl xlvi generated 112.5 million viewers. beyonce nabbed about 104, still extraordinary and to be fair last year's super bowl was the most watched american tv program of all time featuring teams from two huge tv markets, the new york giants and the new england patriots. we are still waiting
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>> reporter: if you don't have a snowblower or power generator, it may be a good time to consider making some purchases. residents are heading for stores as a massive winter storm barrels toward new england. >> hopefully when i spend this type of money, all the snow will go away. >> reporter: parts of eastern new england could see up to 2 feet of snow between friday morning and saturday afternoon. boston already is prepping for the weather. the city's mayor is announcing schools will be closed friday asking residents to stay home during the storm. >> we're used to these types of storms. i also want to remind everyone to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. >> reporter: in rhode island officials are asking residents to make sure they have enough essentials to ride out a prolonged weather event. >> now is the time before the storm hits. get your shovels ready, sand, salt, fill your gas tanks in your cars. make sure that you have enough heating fuel, you know, for at
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least a week. >> reporter: new york city also gearing up for the snow, but mayor bloomberg sees a silver lining in the forecast. >> this year we're halfway through the winter and we haven't used any of our snow budget. >> reporter: the storm is expected to bring winds reaching over 60 miles an hour to parts of new england. sue joins us now. a real monster for our friends to the northeast. we're kind of getting out of this fairly unscathed. >> we could get touched. there are a number of winter weather advisories and since 10:00 montgomery and howard got added to those. that's because there will be a little mixing later tonight and it could create slick spots in the morning. definitely check in the morning and make sure there are no delays as a result. the moisture hasn't gotten here yet. it's down to our south and what's going to create the blizzard is when these two systems combine and get off the coast and that will happen too far north to get d.c. into that heavy snow, but you know what? tomorrow night we could see light snow and if you live in maryland and especially
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northeastern maryland, you might get enough to accumulate. as we've said, this won't be our blizzard. it will be up through eastern new england, but it was a close call and we'll have a little bit of light mixing going on. that means rain but also sleet mixing in, maybe a little freezing rain and farther west there could be snow as this begins in the overnight hours. for most of you i don't think it will be a problem and as this changes over to light rain during the day, it will probably take away all the sleet elements unless you're really far to the west along interstate 81. i don't think we'll get a lot of rain out of this, but there will be somewhat heavier rain south and east of interstate 95 during the day tomorrow. i would not be surprised if some of you living to the west have many dry hours tomorrow. then this could wrap around especially for maryland and in particular, northeastern maryland as some light snow starting after 7:00 or 8:00 tomorrow night. we'll be watching that part of the story as well. you know there are widespread
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blizzard warnings for eastern new england up to maine and in the purple these are winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories. that's what we've got for montgomery, for howard, up to frederick, washington, can loudoun county, northern fauquier and points north and west. we're thinking there could be a small coating, something under an inch, mostly on grassy areas of a combination of crunchy sleet and snow and a bit of freezing rain with the rain. everywhere else you might see the mix, but the temperatures are warm enough we think that will melt on contact. here is where our light rain is now. it is moving up from the south, not quite to fredericksburg yet, but it's moved into lexington park. west of charlottesville you begin to see mixing going on or even some snow. along interstate 81 pretty good chance for that and up through the mason dixon line best chance for seeing some of that. there's some good rain in here and probably getting sleet with the heavier returns down through south side virginia and into north carolina and, of course, it's this storm that will grab energy from this
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system somewhere off new jersey or even maybe southern delaware to create the really strong and deepening storm that will wallop new england tomorrow night and saturday morning. for us temperatures 38 degrees, so even if we get a little wintery mix here or down to quantico, we think a lot of that will melt on the pavement, but i'm sure the road crews will be out there and during the day it's just light rain. futurecast, let's go forward in time, take this to the morning rush hour. look how much the heavy rain is developing down through eastern north carolina, southeastern virginia. we'll have some rain for the morning rush hour, maybe a little mixing, some sleet ticking on your windshield. it often slows down the commute, but the snow will be out there toward allegany county west of hagerstown and winchester. let's go to the noon hour. look how much of d.c. is dry. here's the dry slot as our stops tries to develop off the coast. so many hours tomorrow afternoon probably dry but now as it gets to the coast, grabs the energy from the other
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northern stream system, look at that. it's trying to wrap in a little snow across northeastern maryland tomorrow night into 11:00. actually our-month-old tries to keep it going into -- model tries to keep it going into saturday morning. look at how many snow it's predicting or boston. everything is continuing to suggest this will be a historic storm for those folks up there. we wanted to show you some of the snow totals, the heaviest we're thinking 18 to 24 inches especially west of boston notice the plus sign. down through hartford 12 to 18, new york city 6 to 12 and maybe an inch or 2 for northeastern maryland, northern delaware and parts of the jersey shore. here may be a coating to perhaps some snow showers for us tomorrow night and into saturday. let's wrap it up with your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. about 44 degrees tomorrow, might be a little cooler in spots and again not particularly wet, but it will be book ended by a little bit
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of wintery mix in the morning and some light snow tomorrow night. you know what you'll notice about saturday? big winds in addition to crazy pictures from new england. it will be pretty cold around here, but we're still thinking sunday will be about 50 degrees and most of next week a lot warmer than the next two days. >> find something to do inside on saturday. >> good idea if you don't want to deal with the wind. an incredible story of survival out of 10 it, rebecca roberts was hit by a tree -- tennessee. rebecca roberts was hit by a tree when it came crashing down on her home. the community chipped in immediately donating clothes and toys for her 5-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son. her focus now, getting back to her old self. >> i don't want to miss out on stuff with my son that i got to see with my daughter because of me being hurt. so i've got to hurry up and get back to my normal self for
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them. >> roberts says she'll likely go home next week with the help of home health rehab, she and her fiance planning to be married in september. day two in molewood for american idol, this week all about -- hollywood for american high doll. this week it was all about the guys. adam housley spoke with the all- star judges about who is cracking under all that pressure. >> reporter: sleep deprived, overwhelmed and, of course, nervous contestants who survived day one of hollywood week must go solo with the house band and do everything they can to make an impression on the judges. >> i've seen them -- a couple guys that i remember really specifically from the audition and maybe it's an expectation level, too. that's always a challenge, you know. >> we have some amazing people in this group, so narrowing it
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down to be top 20 is probably the hardest thing we've ever done. >> we now have to focus on the talent and who really has it and who we think can stand the test of time and walk the distance. >> reporter: simon cowell used to say if you forget the words, you're finished, but this group is a bit more lenient. >> i'm trying to figure out where we cut slack for people because forgetting word doesn't make you less of an artist. it really doesn't. >> i try to encourage everybody if they did forget the lyrics, just do an ad lib. do a riff. do something different. you've got a whole group behind you. that's how i look at it. >> reporter: mariah improvises when she forgets the lyrics. >> i would rather can we just do something different. do whatever you're going to do, but don't give up and put the mic down. so it was like oh, wow, they
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are really new at this. they really do need these types of critiques to move forward within the competition. >> reporter: in hollywood adam housley, fox news. >> just do a riff, right? coming up a mother in labor and a baby who cannot wait. >> the baby is coming. >> okay. >> the baby is coming. >> you heard that, a dad delivers his baby in a gas station parking lot. how that 911 operator saved the day. >> maryland senators have a reason to gloat, how they're collecting on a super bowl bet at 11:00. now your capital rundown with tom fitzgerald. >> it's your look at the new and noteworthy in the week ahead. it's your capital rundown for the week of february 11th, 2013. monday james overstar, former chairman of the house transportation committee will be the opening speaker at the high speed rail summit held in washington starting at 8:30 a.m.
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in the conference center in southeast. tuesday, february 12th, following president obama's gun control proposals the senate judiciary committee holds hearings on new laws to reduce gun violence at 10 a.m. in the dirkson building room 226. on wednesday, february 13th, the house homeland security committee opens hearings on new perspectives on terrorism after the united states' successful missions against top al-qaeda leaders. that's at 9:30 a.m. in room 311 of the cannon building. 30, february 14th, following the bombing of a u.s. diplomatic building in turkey and the consulate attack in september the house appropriations committee holds a hearing on embassy security at 9:30 a.m. in room 140 of the capitol. on friday, february 15th, office of the united states federal trade representative will open hearings on foreign countries that ignore u.s. copyrights at ustr headquarters at 9 a.m. at 1724 f street northwest in washington and that's your
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the ambulance was on the way, but the baby had no plans to wait, so it was up to the dad and a 911 operator on the phone to deliver this baby. >> the baby is coming. >> okay, all right. listen. >> when you have your wife screaming and your 3-year-old next to you and you're trying to listen on the phone outside and you know the baby's coming and you look around, you're like i'm in a shell parking lot. >> reporter: panic, brandon followed the instructions of the 911 operator. >> brandon, i'm here to help you, okay? do you see any part of the baby? >> the head's out. >> reporter: seconds later the ambulance pulled up to take care of christy and baby brynn. >> congratulations. >> reporter: days later brandon listened to the 911 tape he was overcome with emotion. >> it was really intense. it really was. i was scared, you know. ended up being a blessing. everything turned out wonderful. >> no problems at all. >> we're just real happy it ended the

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